|I work in the engineering group at Convio,
where I use Watir to automate testing.
|Consulting & Speaking
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opportunities for consulting, speaking or training.
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for short, recent essays on various topics.
is All About Feedback." People often think that Agile is faster,
but Agile isn't faster all by itself. In the end, it speeds delivery
providing a system for accellerating feedback. If
you don't use the feedback, or think you don't need it, then there is
point to Agile.
"Watir and Selenium", a description of the two leading open-source tools for web testing and an explanation for why I've contributed to both.
Test Automation", complete lecture notes to my full-day
seminar on open-source test tools, including how to use them to build a
homebrew testing framework customized for your software. Explains how
testing insights from Extreme Programming can be used by testers at
large. Includes slides and detailed notes.
Agile Testing Challenges, a talk describing strategies for overcoming common challenges that testers face on agile development projects.
"Where are the Testers in XP?", a column that explores how testers need to prove their value when programmers start to take on testing responsibilities for themselves.
"Design for Testability, Agile Testing, and Testing Processes ," an interview in Rational's e-zine, The Rational Edge. Describes how testers and developers can work together for mutual benefit.
"Agile Testing," a talk which discusses how testing is different with Extreme Programming and other agile methods and the role that testers can play.
Schools of Software Testing", Describes how the
Context-Driven school of software testing contrasts
with the analytic, factory and quality schools.
Lessons Learned in Software Testing , by Cem Kaner, James Bach and Bret Pettichord. Ed Yourdon calls it “a fresh, provocative look at what goes on in the 'real world' of software testing -- guarenteed to make you rethink most of your assumptions and traditional 'theories' of how testing really ought to be done.” (2002)
for Testability," Catalogs software features that have
easier to test. (October 2002).
"Hey Vendors, Give Us Real Scripting Languages ." Explains the problems with the crummy scripting languages used by many testing tools. Introduced the term "vendorscript".(Feb 2001)
"Testers and Developers Think Differently. " Describes the different skills and attitudes that testers and developers each bring to projects. (Jan 2000)
"Seven Steps to Test Automation Success. " A road map for avoiding the major obstacles of test automation. (Nov 1999)
Software Testing Hotlist . A list of resources for professional software testers available on the web. Since 1995 it has been regularly listed as one of the top 10 websites on software testing.
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